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Tribal Programs in the Pacific Southwest

Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC)

The Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) is a working committee of EPA and tribal personnel co-chaired by an EPA representative and a tribal representative. EPA designates its RTOC representatives through internal mechanisms. All tribes within Region 9 are considered members of the RTOC. Tribal representatives to the RTOC are selected through government-to-government communication, by tribal leaders in various geographical areas within Region 9.

Notice: Nominations Requested for 2021-2023 Regional Tribal Operations Committee by February 12, 2021 (Deadline extended)

The Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) is soliciting nominations for representatives to serve on the Committee for the October 2021 to September 2023 term. The RTOC is a working committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 and Federally Recognized Tribes in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Please find below a signed cover letter from the RTOC co-chairs and the attached form to submit your Tribe’s nomination. The Tribe may nominate a representative from your Tribe or from another tribe in your area. The deadline was extended and nominations are now due via email ( by February 12, 2021.